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Poster: midnight sun Date: Jan 31, 2010 2:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hundred Year Hall / Comes A Time

Comes A Time

intro: (starts with Jerry's single notes in Emi)
e f# g, b c# d, g f# e, Asus4 l A / / Asus4 l A / / Asus4 ll

chorus:
ll A / / / l Emi7 / D / l A A(G#)A(F#)A(E) l B7 E7 l Ddim7 / A / l
l E7 / / Fdim7 l F#mi7 / Gmaj7 / l F#mi7 / Gmaj7 /* l F#mi7 / / / ll

verse:
ll: A / E7 / l Bmi7 / D / l A / E7(G#)/ l Gmaj7 / D Ddim7 :ll

* outro solo ll: F#mi7 / Gmaj7 / :ll



notes:
1. bass notes indicated in brackets
2. "B7 E7" bar of chorus is a 2/4 bar (eighth, dotted quarter) can also be Bmi7 E7
3. "Fdim7" chord of chorus not usually played 1st time through
4. "E7(G#)" chord of verse is usually played Emi7 on repeat
5. "Ddim7" chords are common alternate jazz changes that work with the structure and melody (GD plays these "Dmi7")


nice tune!

This post was modified by midnight sun on 2010-01-31 10:13:11

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Poster: vapors Date: Jan 30, 2010 4:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hundred Year Hall / Comes A Time

A great many thanks to you – I’ve been playing this song for years and never did master those intro notes. I play this one down in G – as with many of Jerry’s slow tunes it falls better in my vocal range that way. One of my (many) favorites.